Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A Card for Lois

Wilna, over at has the following request:

"I have a friend, Lois. She is 40 years old and has cancer. She is in pain and needs positive, uplifting people to remind her continually to live and that life is worth living. She has an amazing husband and four beautiful kids. The doctors are not giving her long to live, but I believe that God is the author of life. And I know you believe that too...

If you want to be entered into this awesome draw for a RAK(and if anyone want to contribute prizes, big or small, please email me) then this is what you are going to do: take 10 minutes of your time and create a card for Lois. A card that speaks of life and laughter, of fun and flowers. A word of encouragement, maybe your favorite scripture. Take a picture of it and upload it HERE for all to see. Then you post it to her. I visit her every day and I will make a list of all the cards she gets and I will let her draw names out of a hat for winners. The deadline for all the cards to reach her in Canada is March 20th. So, if you want to play (and I hope every single person that reads this will) make her a card, and post it. THAT's how simple it will be.

Please email me: if you want to participate. I will email you her address. Those who are willing to add this little he{ART} flower to your blog to help me get the word out, will be in my good books for life. You can just right click the image and save it to your computer and add it to a side bar. Please link THIS post to it."

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Faith Sisters Challenge-"Lover of My Soul"

Faith sisters had a challenge for Valentine's Day to recognize someone who has really been a blessing on your life, since on of the ways that God shows His love to us is through blessing us through the people in our lives. Now, I made DH a very nice card and we had a great valentine's day, but I started the challenge today, and so I thought instead of scrapping a page of my close friend, Shell, who I just hung out with all day yesterday.
We met at Freshman Preview weekend at Northwest Christian College in Eugene, OR in the fall of 1994 (I think it was '94 anyway...), I asked her to be my roommate, and she said "Yes!" We have also been roommates one other time, with another close friend, Tana, for about a year. She helped a ton in planning and overseeing my wedding, and I was a bridesmaid in her wedding. I found the awesome duplex I've been living in for the past 2 years through her, and now we live just 15 minutes away from each other. Our friendship has really endured and has been and continues to be such a blessing from God. I love you Shell!!! (Hope this doesn't embarrass you too much, I know you read my blog!!! :)

Here's the official description:

I did this layout for the "Lover of my Soul" challenge. It is about a really close friend of me, who is really more like a sister, and definitely a sister in Christ. I chose Proverbs 17:17 as my inspiration for the layout, "A Friend Loves At All Times..." I wrote some journalling as well:

"From the day we met in 1994 or 1995 (was it at fall preview-then 1994?) our friendship has just grown stronger and stronger all the time. I am so incredibly thankful for all the memories that we have made together, and I am so happy that as we transitioned into new seasons in our lives, (marriage for both of us and then parenthood for you and Jon) we have still been able to stay close. Sometimes we let too much time go by in between visits, but I love how we pick up right where we left off, as if we had just seen each other yesterday or something. You are so much more to me than just a best friend, you are a sister. I know part of the reason we are so close is that our faith is so important to both of us, and God has really knit our hearts together. I thank God for you, Shelly, and I love you so much. Here’s to the next 13 years!!!"

This layout was made with Fancy Pants paper and die-cuts, colorbok chipboard letters, generic felt flowers, a making memories brad, and the "Burst My Bubble" font from Dafont. I cut all the pictures using a sizzix circles die in my cuttlebug.

This weekend's scraptabulousness

I worked on my mini-album for DH and my 6-year anniversary coming up.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Scrap fabulousness!!! (CKMB crop)

Erica, aka "Melegs", generously brought a fun RAK for each of us, gotta love the clear stamping goodness!!!

Erica showed me how to make this quick little mini-book, and I had so much fun covering it in the new Karen Russell "Narratives" paper, which is simply gorgeous!!!

My projects of the night, the blue book is stories of my husband and I in our dating days, which will become a part of a page in the larger mini album on the left.

Paper was 20% off, YAY!!! I love patterned paper soooooooooooo much.

Here we all are, on our way out the door!!!

Kelly, aka "KellsBells"

Kay, aka "Kaydrenth"

Erica, aka "Melegs"

The ever delightful cousins, Marilyn, aka "Melonscraps", and Laura, aka "Tigardlilly"

Kim, aka "Kimmo"

I went and cropped with some CKMB buddies last night from 7-midnight. I even went to church this morning, so I have been a very good girl...anyway...I had soooooooooooooooo much fun last night!!! There were 7 of us there, Kay, Kim, Kelly, Erica, Marilyn, Laura, and myself. Those girls are a riot, they are outrageous and funny, and so smart as well as smart-alecky!!! I can't wait to crop with them again!!!

Winter CHA

I found a website that is keeping up on all the latest and greatest, as well as providing great links to some sneak previews.

Here is the URL:

Happy wishing!!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

You know you're an addict when...

So apparently the mini-scrap treat was just an appetizer to the big kahuna feast...I had yesterday off work, and so decided to sell some books and make some money because I just really wanted to buy me some scrapbooking stuff...what can I say? I called DH and he said I could have half of whatever I made off the books to buy scrapbooking stuff. My half turned out to be $70.00! Plus a couple dollars and some change I had in my get the picture.

I bought tons of gorgeous paper-the 12x12 collection sets of Basic Grey Periphery and Two Scoops, some random pieces of Phoebe, My Mind's Eye Valentine's day and Bohemia papers, some random pieces of a couple of new brands, and some American Crafts paper, along with some ribbon, and a stamp pad, and some Magnolia die cuts and transparency frames that were on was such a splurge...and honestly I don't miss the books at all...I am addicted to scrapbooking supplies!!! They're so pretty, and shiny, and irresistible!!!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

A mini scrap treat...

I had to run some errands today right by a scrapbook store, and I had about $10 to my name, so I bought a few lil treats, namely a Periphery 6x6 tablet (I LOVE BASIC GREY!!!), a white jelly pen (I have like 60 other colors, but no white!!!) and some aqua ribbon (aqua is one of my very fav colors!!!) We are turbo-broke, but at least I could have an itty bitty mini spree! :)

Saturday, February 2, 2008


I just finished the last book in this series, which is the "Redemption" series by Karen Kingsbury. I've been reading it all week, and I was just sobbing my little heart out! Karen Kingsbury is the only author I know that can make me just straight out weep. Her books really are that good. You can read more about her and her absolutely wonderful contemporary Christian fiction novels at

I have a 3 day weekend so I will hopefully be doing some scrapping, I'm working on a mini album, "Our Love Story" in honor of valentine's day and our 6 year anniversary, which is also coming up very soon.

"The Lord Bless you and keep you, the Lord make His face shine upon you and give you peace."

I'm also reading through Ephesians right now, what are you reading???